i think you probably already know of this, but wanted to share that we’re organizing our second official hackathon this weekend. our first official one was back in february. nearly forty hacks came out of it (crowd favorite 4squareand7yearsago being one of them)
this time around, we’re doing something that’s long been a wish of mine: to do a truly global hackathon. it’ll starts in tokyo when the sun rises on saturday morning and finish in san francisco where the sun sets on sunday evening. forty-eight hours, non-stop.
we’re hosting it in four official cities (tokyo, paris, nyc, sf) and then in more than 100 (!) unofficial, user-organized cities around the world
the official wiki/start page is here: https://github.com/foursquare/hackathon/wiki/Foursquare-Global-Hackathon
i think there’s something really interesting here. it’s part an experiment in how such an event can work: will people collaborate across the world on the same project? how will people talk to each other and keep up with remote locations? …
lots of credit to the platform and marketing team at foursquare for putting this one together!